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  KCSMMHZ    Journal  

    November 21, 2012
    2:30 - 3:00pm PST  

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>> this is dw in berlin. you are watching me "journal -- the "journal." watching the gauzes skyline -- a cease-fire between israel and hamas is due to begin right now -- watching the gaza skyline. >> germany signals it will support a request for patriot missiles and their crews. >> they will need a win tonight.
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>> israel and hamas have agreed to a truce after just over a week of violence. it was due to come into effect just moments ago. >> that's right. the deal was announced in cairo by the egyptian foreign minister and the u.s. secretary of state. the truce calls for an immediate halt to the fighting and reportedly aims to work towards a longer-term solution as well. >> the latest escalation in violence began just over a week ago. since then, some 140 palestinians and five israelis have been killed in air strikes and rocket attacks. >> we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gauze in a moment, but first, let's get back to evens earlier in it -- earlier in the day that threatens to derail the talks -- we will be trying to go live to cairo and also to gaza in a moment.
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>> panic on the streets of televisa. ambulances rushed to the scene of the explosion. -- panic on the streets of tel aviv. the bus was burned out but not torn apart, suggesting it may have been a relatively small bomb. israel is calling this a terrorist attack. >> hamas is a murderous organization, an organization that calls for israel's destruction. anyone who negotiates with them and the prime minister's holding talks with the americans, should know who sits there in gaza, and the need to hit them in those same nests of terror. >> in gaza, more israeli air strikes. this building complex was repeatedly bombed. it houses the offices of the house must government. another hit the building that
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houses the offices of the news organization afp. residents fled the building. the strike killed three people, including a young boy who was taken to a nearby morgue. this woman says, "i am sat for every boy who comes to this hospital. even if he was a stranger, i will stay here until the last minute." despite the violence on wednesday, a cease-fire between israel and hamas was reached. >> we now go to cairo where the cease-fire was announced. tell us a bit more about the terms of today's deal. >> the details are still coming in, but it is pretty much what we reported a day ago -- basically, israel stop shooting at the gaza strip and stock -- stopped the targets of the
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killing, and on the other hand, the palestinians will stop shooting rockets on to israel, but there are some points that still need clarification. there is some kind of opening of the borders of the gaza strip within 24 hours, but we need more details of what is exactly means. the first point is that egypt is the guarantor of the cease-fire. >> let's talk about the role of egypt here. it has been a huge test of egyptian diplomacy and for its new president. is this a victory for him, would you say, or did hillary clinton's intervention make a big difference? >> no, i think it is certainly a victory. by the way, lots of praise from the americans for the mediating role of the egyptians. for now, if the ceasefire stands
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and will hold, which is of course still a question, it will be seen as a success story. >> thanks for that from cairo. all right, let's go straight over to gaza. what is the latest? is it quiet? >> it is relatively quiet, i would say. we still hear a lot of drums in the air. in the past hour, it brought some of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quite -- in the past hour, a barrage of rockets, but now at the moment, i would say it is quiet. people still wonder if the cease-fire will be implemented. over the past few days, there was a lot of talk, and we do not see a lot of people outside. people are a little bit cautious, just waiting to see what will happen in the next
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hour. >> definitely early days. as we saw earlier today, there was also this bus bombing in tel aviv, but the truce went ahead despite that. is that an encouraging sign? >> i think you could see it that way. people here in gaza at least really saw tonight as the bigger escalation. they would not have thought that there would be a possibility of a cease-fire tonight. israel apparently did not want to launch itself into this much- talked-about ground. also, the rising death toll among civilians. for them, it truly goes out stronger than before, but having said this, hamas has yet to respond, and we expect a statement later tonight.
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>> we will come back to you later in the night, but thanks very much for now. all right, moving on to other news now, turkey has asked nato for help in defending its border with syria. >> ankara wants to deploy peace missiles, which are designed to shoot down rockets and other missiles. >> the climate will first have to go to parliament for approval. >> for months, fighting between syrian rebels and the army has threatened to spill over into turkey. the turkish government wants patriot missile batteries deployed along its border. ankara has asked nato to send patriots and their crews, and some are likely to come from germany. berlin says it supports the plan. >> it would be a grave mistake if we were to refuse defensive support to a fellow nato country at a time when that
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country sees itself as being attacked from outside by a neighbor. >> patriot missiles can shoot down aircraft as well as incoming missiles. the u.s., the netherlands, and germany are the only nato countries which have the most recent versions of the technology, which means any deployment could see german soldiers stationed on turkey's border with syria. experts expect about 170 troops to be deployed. the government has already signaled its intent. >> we are waiting. that is the message from greece after another delay in its latest bailout payments. >> the greek prime minister says there's no justification for that delay. he has been voicing frustration after eurozone finance ministers failed to greenlight the payment despite 11 hours of overnight talks in brussels. >> they will give it another shot next monday. ordinary greeks are wondering
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when the uncertainty will finally end. >> the mood was somber on the streets of greek cities as people that just the bad news from brussels -- as people digested the bad news from brussels. >> i do not know if i to make a difference to our everyday lives. the measures that have been taken thus far have already left us in poverty. all i had to say is that the people are very disappointed. >> the government says it has done all it can to comply with the demands of international creditors, and the eurozone countries and imf must keep their part of the bargain. with state bankruptcy looming, athens has issued treasury bills with shorter maturity as a way of raising cash quickly. the opposition in greece blame the prime minister but added that germany and in particular chancellor merkel were also at fault. >> mr. samaras has become an inseparable part of ms. merkel's
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election campaign. she cannot admit to the german people in the run-up to elections that she made a mistake, that she is responsible for the coming recession and that the greek debts must be cut. >> the german finance minister continues to reject that option. he says he was confident that an agreement would be reached when eurozone ministers meet next week. >> chancellor angela merkel said there was no easy solution to the problems in athens, but she said she was confident that eurozone finance ministers would release that next round of bailout money next week. >> the leader of the opposition, however, accused merkel of failing to reveal the true cost of the measures to help greece and said this made it impossible to pass germany's own budget. our political correspondent has
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been following the budget debate for us. the chancellor faced some tough criticism on her handling of the year of crisis. what more can you tell us? >> indeed, one of the main critical voices was that of the social democratic leader, and that, of course, is no coincidence because he in fact will be the rival candidate for the chancellery in elections next year. he accused the chancellor of doing the dance of the seven veils, saying she is obscuring the true cost of a greek bailout and calling on her to finally come clean and let the taxpayers know exactly what kind of sacrifice will be expected from them. mr. steinbrueck basically asking how they can pass a budget in germany if they do not know the cost, and to that, chancellor merkel saying that she can give a clear answer at this point. basically asking for more patients from the german taxpayers going forward.
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-- basically asking for more patients -- basically asking for more patience. >> our correspondent from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> do not expect too much and be very patient. the failed deal at the finance minister causing shock, but nobody is for sure happy with this deadlock. traders called it political theater. the german dax swinging back and forth throughout the day before closing a little bit higher. the euro passing remark of $ 1.28.
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>> let's take a quick look at the market numbers. the dax ended the day just a tad up. euro stocks 50 -- euro stoxx 50 closed almost 0.5% up. the euro trading for $1.2822. times are tough in the media, especially in the world of print. >> in germany, another big title is biting the dust. "the financial times deutsche and" is closing -- "the financial times deutscheland" is closing. >> many other european titles are in trouble as well. >> it seems there's not enough money in good, old-fashioned newsprint, even if there are some, and devotees still. >> the pope still prefers his news on paper, and he is not the only reader who prefers the print version, but more and more people are getting their news online for free.
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there's also a web version of "the financial times deutscheland" but it is not a moneymaker. and it is not the only one. reports say british paper "the guardian" could soon cull its paper addition. the "washington post" is getting thinner. some 14 regional newspapers in the u.s. have gone under in the past five years. nine more are now on line only. many more are at risk of closure. the mit," the flagship of u.s. journalism" -- the "new york times," the flagship of u.s. journalism, is looking for sponsors to keep going. others are having a tougher time because the income from their
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online editions is not enough to make up for losses from print. >> stay with us. we will be back in a minute's time and across the english channel and meet some other grumpy euro skeptics. >> that's right. stick around.
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>> welcome back. there is just a day to go until the e u's latest summit. this time, it is not about bailouts, but this time, the eu's very own budget is on the line. >> we are talking about more than $1 trillion euros over the next seven years. some countries say brussels is just asking for too much. >> most of all, britain. this government is threatening to veto anything more than a budget freeze, and skeptics say even that would be too much. >> many hard-liners in the governing conservative party say it is time to leave the eu altogether.
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>> an november day. the rest of europe across the channel a blur in the distance. conservative member of parliament douglas carswell would like to put as much space between europe and the uk as possible. he sees the eu as a malevolent force, and he would like britain to leave the block. >> we should stop obsessing about what happened 70 years ago, understand and respect that we are all liberal democracies. liberal democracies do not fight each other. liberal democracies should be able to pursue their self interest without fear that it will end badly. >> many of his fellow conservatives and the constituents who visit his surgery share his skepticism. they come to him to complain, blaming brussels for the problems in the u.k. and across the european union. >> past centralization when it
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comes to labor law, when it comes to financial service regulation, when it comes to even fairly mundane things like agricultural production, there is this extraordinary degree of centralization. harmonization has not created a utopia. it has created misery and poverty for millions of europeans. >> this seaside resort lies in the heart of his constituency. most of the arguments when it comes to the you relate to the economy. -- most of the arguments when it comes to the e you relate to the economy -- most of the arguments when it comes to the eu. >> i think we're just failing to allow a lot of the time, and then our own country is suffering. we're too busy dealing with everyone else. am i think the -- >> i think the eu has a lot to do to get itself out of trouble. >> those in favor of the eu are
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in the minority here, but they are part of. one growth organizes cultural exchanges -- one group organizes cultural exchanges. they are going to supply the local christmas market with wine from their local german city. >> i feel part of europe, rather than british particularly, but then may be i am the odd one. who is to say. >> although he is a fervent european, he thinks he is likely to remain the odd one out for some time to come. >> the government situation, and employment, the general economic situation, and generally, you look for scapegoats, and europe is a good scapegoat. >> even today, many britons think the enemy is on the
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continent in brussels. them and many greeks might be feeling the same way as they wait to hear if their country will get its latest bailout money or if it will have to go bankrupt. >> as the institutions of the state erode around them, people find out that a family there is little or no support. damascenes like these have become commonplace in greece -- homelessness and poverty are acute problems, and many people feel betrayed by the government -- >> scenes like these have become commonplace in greece. that initiative has been started to help those hardest hit by the economic crisis -- an initiative has been started to help those hardest hit by the economic crisis. >> which tried to bring together those who are in need and those who have something to offer -- we try to bring together those who are in need and those who have something to offer. >> the crisis has also left thousands without access to
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health care. these doctors and pharmacists have started a free medical center. there's not enough money to pay for lighting. available funds are being invested in medicine that is distributed free of charge. the idea for the project first came about several months ago. >> i think i was inspired by the increasing desperation. many unemployed people have no health insurance. some have been undergoing medical treatment, which was stopped. >> many senior citizens, unemployed people, and children come here every day for a warm meal. the number of people using the service is increasing. art has the power to heal, comfort, and bring joy into people's lives. that idea inspired this musician to found art network, a group of
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artists who perform in public parks free of charge. >> in this critical times, people need art and culture more than ever before. they want a return to honest values. >> art, culture, and love. >> here at least, his efforts are already having an effect. >> in russia, a new law has come into force, requiring organizations that receive funding from abroad to register as foreign agents. dam it conscious of the days of the cold war, and the affected groups are not at all happy about those implications. >> many plan to boycott the law, including an election watchdog. >> this russian election
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watchdog now has to declare itself a foreign agent because it receives funding from the u.s. and europe. >> it is clear to us that any group that does not register as an agent and is viewed as a nuisance by the state apparatus will be first to be put through the wringer by the authorities. >> the new law passed through parliament during the summer with virtually no public outcry. it is backed by the ruling united russia party, which is allied to president vladimir putin. supporters of the law say it is simply a way to identify groups involved in russian politics who use funds from overseas. >> i do not think it is repression. it is just a way of classifying politically active citizens groups. may be someone could explain to me what is so impressive about
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that. >> groups could continue to operate without foreign funding, but it would make it difficult for activists to effectively monitor elections in a country as big as russia. >> coming up, we have some sports for you in the latest from the champions league. >> but first, other stories making news this hour -- the power struggle over france's conservative party continues. the former prime minister who narrowly lost sunday's leadership vote contesting the election results. he says crucial votes from some of france's overseas set -- territories were not counted. >> rebels in the democratic republic of congo have threatened to take the capital. they seized a strategic city earlier this week, and a spokesman told a crowd that they would not stop there.
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thousands of congolese soldiers and hundreds of policemen had defected to the rebels. and that india has executed the sole surviving gunman from the 2008 bombe attacks -- bombay attacks. he was hanged in a prison in india. he was one of 10 gunman who launched terrorist attacks four years ago this month, killing 166 people. >> time to get to sports now. in soccer, there was a full slate of champions league group stage games tuesday night. in group f, bayern munich split the points with valencia, meaning they are through to the knockout states. >> in group, barcelona was victorious.
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>> chelsea's defeat has led the team put the chances of regression hanging by a thread. >> no wonder then that the club has set its coach. he only took over the team back in march and led it to the champions league last season, but in a statement on its website today, chesley said recent performances and results were simply not good enough -- chelsea said recent performances and results were simply not good enough. i'm only a win will do. a draw would leave them having to leave their last match to get through. >> the squat look relaxed as they prepare for their match. they know that when will put them into the knockout stage. it is a home match for us, and
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we hope we can get the job done with the support of our fans. >> they have already been on the losing end this champions league season, but this time, the greek coach likes his sides chances -- his side's chances. >> we have got a lot stronger since the first game. meanwhile, they have stayed at the same level. >> of course, we will bring you that result later tonight, but for now, that is it for us. >> we will see you again very soon.
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